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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:36 PM

Dear Bill Barr, you've argued that the president can do whatever he wants and cannot be investigated

Well then as president, Obama was well within his powers to investigate Trump and Flynn.

You can't have it both ways Mr. Barr.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. *only applies to white presidents

you have to read the fine print

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:39 PM

2. I think Low-Barr meant that a REPUBLICAN president can do whatever he wants.

DEMOCRATIC presidents are held to a different standard.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:43 PM

3. Don't you know the expansion of presidential powers that Barr is pushing for for Trump

Will not apply to President Biden?

Come on. They've bought a Supreme Court just to be able to dictate that to the masses.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:48 PM

4. An excellent point

Barr will argue, "that was then, this is now."

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:53 PM

5. Did I miss anything?

Did Obama call for an investigation of Trump and Flynn? Or were the investigations part of a independent non-partisan agency, back when the Department of Justice, the FBI and the CIA were independent non-partisan agencies?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:58 PM

7. Obama didn't, but even if he did, even if we take Trump's absurd conspiracy theory

at face value, then Obama was well within his rights as president to investigate anyone he wants. A president is above scrutiny and being indicted.

If Trump's request that Ukraine investigate Biden was legal, so is Obama's supposed investigation of Flynn.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:55 PM

6. "You can't have it both ways Mr. Barr" -- unless he can

looks to me like the operating precedent will be IOKIYAR

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:09 PM

8. Dont Forget About That Tarmac Meeting...

between President Clinton and AG Lynch. Not that there was anything nefarious about it in the first place. Now it's certainly beyond reproach.
This is the DU member formerly known as jayfish.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:24 PM

9. Your irrefutable logic* is lost on the people with reTHUG reptilian brains.

* Futurama

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #9)

Thu May 14, 2020, 09:43 AM

15. The logic may be lost on many. . .

. . .But if it shuts some folk's mouths for a few seconds while I can make my escape from their presence, then I'm using it.

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Response to Collimator (Reply #15)

Thu May 14, 2020, 12:17 PM

16. Oh, it's definitely worth using! I'm not suggesting that you stop...

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:44 PM

10. "You can't have it both ways, Mr. Barr."

-except in front of this Supreme Court.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:14 PM

11. unfortunately, in rightwing world and for much of the media

IOKIYAR-- it's OK if you're a republican, it's always OK if you're a republican

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:04 PM

12. They will do everything in their power to have it both ways.

If you do not agree, you may have to fight, and not with words on the internet.

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #12)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:38 PM

13. At the very most we will cringe, and take the high road to nowhere.

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 01:36 PM

14. The current argument is for temporary absolute immunity only while President. It will change later.

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